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BACKGROUND Pretreatment with high-dose statins given before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been shown to have beneficial effects, in particular by reducing peri-procedural myocardial infarction. The mechanism of these lipid-independent beneficial statin effects is unclear. Circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have an important role(More)
AIMS In about 50-80% of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients there is significant atherosclerotic disease in other coronary arteries in addition to the culprit vessel. There is substantial controversy as to the optimal revascularization approach in these patients. We sought to compare the outcomes of STEMI patients with multi-vessel(More)
BRCA1 mutation is associated with carcinogenesis, especially of breast tissue. Telomere maintenance is crucial for malignant transformation. Being a part of the DNA repair machinery, BRCA1 may be implicated in telomere biology. We explored the role of BRCA1 in telomere maintenance in lymphocytes of BRCA1/2 mutation carriers and in in vitro system by(More)
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